Tablets, smartphones for ag producers topic of March 5 Fort Worth training

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu
Contact: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, s-bevers@tamu.edu

FORT WORTH – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will conduct Agricultural Applications of Tablets and Smartphones from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 5.
The workshop will be held in the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association facility, 1301 W. 7th St. No. 201, Fort Worth.
Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist at Vernon, said the workshop is designed to teach ranchers and farmers to use tablets and smartphones to improve their decision-making skills.
“The participants will be introduced to basics of utilizing electronic tablets and smartphones as well as currently available agricultural apps,” Bevers said. “They will learn to access market data and various apps to help them evaluate relevant pricing opportunities.”
Bevers said each participant will have access to an Apple iPad with apps selected by the instructors that have already been installed to illustrate what is available. The instructors will also demonstrate and discuss both Android and Microsoft tablets. Participants are welcome to bring their own tablet or smartphone, he added.
A $15 registration per person will cover the materials, refreshments and lunch.
RSVP by calling the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association office at 800-242-7820, ext. 192 or by emailing rsvp@tscra.org.
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